UNITED
NATIONS

CAT
Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
or Punishment

Dist.
GENERAL
CAT/C/LTU/CO/2
19 January 2009
Original: ENGLISH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Forty-first session
Geneva, 3-21 November 2008

CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Concluding observations of the Committee against Torture
LITHUANIA
1.
The Committee considered the second periodic report of Lithuania (CAT/C/LTU/2) at its
838th and 841st meetings (CAT/C/SR.838 and 841), held on 4 and 5 November 2008, and
adopted, at its 857th meeting (CAT/C/SR.857), the following conclusions and recommendations.
A. Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the submission of the second periodic report of Lithuania and
the information presented therein, and expresses its appreciation for the replies by the State party
to the follow-up procedure of the Committee. The Committee also expresses its appreciation for
the State party’s thorough written responses to the list of issues (CAT/C/LTU/Q/2/Add.1), which
provided additional information on the legislative, administrative, judicial and other measures
taken by the State party to prevent acts of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading
treatment or punishment. Furthermore, the Committee notes with satisfaction the constructive
efforts made by the multi-sectoral State party delegation to provide additional information and
explanation during the dialogue.
B. Positive aspects
3.
The Committee welcomes that in the period since the consideration of the last periodic
report, the State party, on 5 August 2004, ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the
Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, and acceded to the Optional
Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution
and child pornography.

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